Our Scripture Verse for today is Romans 8:28 which reads, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Stuart Scott. He said, “Hope is not defined by the absence of hardship. Rather, hope is found in God’s grace in the midst of hardship. Hope is found in his promise to give us a future.”
In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “Chapter 4: A Little-Known Country” (Part 7):
During the day I was visited by a certain Dr. Klopp, who was said to be a distinguished physician from another state. He had heard that I had some important ideas about saving people. He was very much interested in this problem and he wondered if I would be willing to tell him about them. I rather liked Dr. Klopp’s looks, but I replied that I had rather not talk. He immediately went away. This raised my opinion of him greatly and made me think I had made a mistake. Several times afterward I inquired about Dr. Klopp.
The next night I was visited, not by angels, but by a lot of witches. I had the room next to the one I had occupied the night before. There was, as I remember it, nothing in it but a mattress on the floor. It seemed that the walls were of peculiar construction. There was, it seemed a double wall and I could hear a constant tap-tapping along the walls, all done according to some system. This was due, it seemed, to the detectives in the employ of the evil powers who were out to locate the exact place where I was* Then the room was filled with the odor of brim-stone. I was told that witches were around and from the ventilator shaft I picked up paper black cats and broom-sticks and poke bonnets. I was greatly exercised, and I stuffed myblanket into the ventilator shaft. I finally not only worked out a way of checking the invasion of the black cats, but I found some sort of process of regeneration which could be used to save other people. I had, it seemed, broken an opening in the wall which separated medicine and religion. I was told to feel on the back of my neck and I would find there a sign of my new mission. I thereupon examined and found a shuttle-like affair about three-fourths of an inch long.
In the morning Dr. O’Brien wanted to know why I had put that blanket in the ventilator shaft. I thought there was an evil gleam in his eye, as he spoke. Then I made some remark about the sign on my neck. The doctor laughed a peculiar laugh and said he’d better put some iodine on it. He started to do this but I broke away and ordered him to be careful. He seemed to be frightened, though I had no thought of touching him.
In our next podcast, we will continue with Part 8 of Chapter 4, “A Little Known Country”.
Now, if you have come across this podcast, and do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Until next time, my friend, God bless!